16 Feb CFO Jon Cartu Announces NBA All-Star Saturday: Live updates for 3-Point Contest,…
NBA All-Star Saturday has finally arrived. While the bulk of the attention has been focused on the All-Star Game itself, the festivities scheduled for Saturday night are usually even more fun. Tonight represents one of the league’s most exciting evenings of the year, and what’s in store for 2020 should be no different. Basketball fans tune in to watch several of the world’s best players showcase their various skills, making it a night that won’t be soon forgotten.
As always, All-Star Saturday Night opened with the Skill Challenge — a three-round, bracket-style contest where players will compete head-to-head in an obstacle course featuring checkpoints that test their dribbling, passing and shooting. The bracket pits guards against big men, and surprisingly, the big men won all four first-round matchups. The finals were a battle between two big men in Bam Adebayo and Domantas Sabonis, with Adebayo coming out on top.
Next up is the 3-Point Contest. Last year’s champion Joe Harris is back to defend his crown against seven others in one of the weekend’s biggest events. This year, there will be a change to its format. As usual, there will be five racks set up around the arc. Four of those racks will have regular basketballs worth one point each, and one rack will have multi-colored “money balls” worth two points each. This time, however, there will also be two extra green balls set up six feet behind the 3-point line, and those shots will be worth three points each. That brings the maximum possible score up to 40, and in addition, players will get an extra 10 seconds to complete all their shots, bringing the time limit to 70 seconds. For more on the Three-Point Contest, .
The Slam Dunk Contest, All-Star Weekend’s premier event, will once again close out Saturday night. Dwight Howard, who won the event in 2008, returns for the first time in 11 years. Meanwhile, Aaron Gordon, who put together a legendary duel with Zach LaVine in 2016, will look for his first title. For more on the Slam Dunk Contest, .
How to watch All-Star Saturday Night
- What: Skills Challenge (first event), 3-Point Contest (second), Slam Dunk Contest (third)
- When: Saturday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m. ET
- Where: United Center — Chicago, Illinois
- TV: TNT | Streaming: fuboTV (try it free)
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We’ll keep you updated below with all the latest news, highlights and updates throughout All-Star Saturday Night.
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